Iran Deal: Key Excerpts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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by Jim Lobe In the interests of providing information that can promote hopefully rational debate on a key issue, we are presenting below “key excerpts” of the JCPOA announced today in Vienna as released by the State Department.

Iran: A Lesson in the Art of Building Confidence

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by Peter Jenkins Much of the comment on yesterday’s “decisive step” towards a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), which will ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, has been based on the factsheet put out by the… Continue Reading  

Iran Seeks Reciprocity in Nuclear Negotiations

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by Mohammad Ali Shabani Iran and the P5+1 — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — are set to resume nuclear talks in Kazakhstan on 26 February, but little appears to have changed since their… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Civilian Nuclear Program: A Primer

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It is expected that the six world powers negotiating group (the P5+1) will once again meet this month at various diplomatic levels with Iranian representatives to resolve fears that Iran could decide to divert its civilian nuclear program toward military use.… Continue Reading  

Should Iran be Included in Syria Conflict Diplomacy?

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As former top State Department intelligence specialist Wayne White points out for Lobe Log, in the absence of a tenable ceasefire agreement, the quagmire that is the Syrian civil war will likely intensify, thereby only worsening post-Assad scenarios. “The bottom line is that a… Continue Reading